The total environmental damage caused by the destruction of the Kakhovka hydroelectric power plant is estimated at $1.5 billion.
This was reported by RBC-Ukraine, citing a statement by Ukrainian Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal at the Ukraine Recovery Conference in London.
The amount of environmental damage includes preliminary estimates of damage to agriculture, infrastructure, housing, and the cost of restoring the plant itself.
The head of the Ukrainian government noted that the total cost of rebuilding Ukraine, estimated by the World Bank at $411 billion, will increase after the Russians blew up the Kakhovka hydroelectric power plant.
As a reminder, Russian troops blew up the Kakhovka hydroelectric power plant on June 6. The attack caused a large-scale environmental disaster. The Russians' actions led to a massive fish kill and the destruction of rare species.
Author – Anastasiya Glotova, 22/06/2023